Newsletter                                                   July 2011  


Filmworks is working diligently with the four feature films that are
scheduled to go in to production in the coming weeks.  In addition to
funding assistance for these projects, WF continues to help with
securing locations, assisting with permits and answering general
questions about shooting in Washington state.  As a reminder to the film
community, WF houses over 20 years of production information in-house
and is happy to help facilitate your production questions.




August off with a bang at PULLING FOCUS, Monday August 1. Writer,
director and producer Rick Rosenthal will be here to drawn from decades
of experience and share it with the Washington film community at the
Sorrento Hotel. Rick has lent his name and talents to network TV shows
such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Practice and Smallville
and worked with Jamie Lee Curtis, Heath Ledger and John Carpenter.
This is a great opportunity to learn the ins and outs of working on in
Hollywood, network TV and indies. Rick’s latest project brings him to
Washington to produce Fat Kid Rules the World with Matthew
Lillard. Pre-sale tickets are on sale so buy yours today and save!
Partner members can enter discount code “renewal” to save even more! Go

open at 6:30pm Monday August 1 at the Sorrento Hotel with the event
begining at 7pm. After the discussion, guests are invited to continue
the conversation at a wine reception hosted by the Washington Wine
Commission. Don’t miss out on this fantastic event! We’ll see you there!




Get ready for a change! Washington Filmworks in partnership with the
Seattle Film + Music Office are going to revamp, rebuild and reboot the
Industry Happy Hour event.  This month’s Happy Hour is July 27 from 5:00
– 7:00 at Spitfire in Belltown. We’ll be taking a hiatus in August and
will return in September with an improved Happy Hour experience! Get
ready for a new format involving guest speakers, a focused theme for
each month, more involved integration of our three industries, and a
brand new look to boot. Don’t miss out on a chance to brag about your
current project, share experiences and stories and help build a unified
artistic community!  We’ll see you there!



Washington Filmworks is seeking an Intern!


Filmworks (WF), is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (6) organization that
offers production assistance to commercials, television and feature
films shooting in Washington State as well as manages the production
incentive program.  Currently, WF is seeking a part-time Intern with a
minimum 3-month commitment of 20 hours per week.  Prior background in
film not required, but individuals must be self-motivated with strong
communication, computer, writing, and organizational/research skills.

must be enrolled in a post-secondary educational program leading to an
undergraduate or graduate degree and in good standing at their college
or university.  Students must retain their status until the end of the

Detailed Job Responsibilities Include

–       Contributions to the Washington Filmworks newsletter

–       Assist with grassroots lobby efforts for 2012 Renewal Campaign

–       Development and update of social websites (Facebook, Twitter)

–       Conduct Internet research on media/industry news/national incentive updates and information

–       Aid staff at industry events

–       Manage in-house database

–       General office administration

Send a brief letter of interest, and resume to


The internship will be for Fall term, beginning September 1 2011.

Please note that this is not a production internship.



Washington Filmworks is proud to announce July’s
Location of the Month.  This featured location will help showcase the
wealth of diversity in locations across our state.  If you have a
location you’d like featured as a Location of the Month, please submit
to us via


 This month we feature a Seattle landmark that boasts perhaps the best vista anywhere in the city.

Park  was given to the city in 1927 and ever since then it has provided
residents and visitors with views of Elliott Bay, Mt Rainer, the
Seattle skyline and the islands that dot Puget Sound.  Kerry Park is
owned by the City of Seattle. Filmmakers have long used Kerry Park and
the view has been a part of 10 Things I Hate About You(1999), The Amazing Race and The Details (2009).

more information about using this iconic location, contact Chris
Swenson at the Seattle Office of Film + Music.  The Film + Music Office
can provide information, permits and parking.  The Office of FIlm +
Music can be contacted via



a part of Washington Filmworks ongoing efforts to facilitate production
and community interaction in the Washington film community here is some
of the work we’re involved in around the state.

a part of Washington Filmworks ongoing efforts to facilitate production
and community interaction in the Washington film community here is some
of the work we’re involved in around the state.

Filmworks’ Executive Director Amy Lillard was in attendance at the ZINO
Investment Forum as a part of the film industry panel alongside
colleagues from the artistic and creative community, to share her
thoughts on the state of the industry.

Amy Lillard met with Bob Riggs to discuss plans for the future of Washington film.

The Washington Filmworks office played host to Fat Kid Rules the World
as the Indie comedy filmed their finale on Filmworks’ rooftop deck.
Fat Kid’s producer Rick Rosenthal will be on hand for Pulling Focus
Monday August 1.

Director Amy Lillard meet with executives with the W Hotel in downtown
Seattle to discuss partnerships for the upcoming year.

staff met with Kimberly McGregor, Production Manager at Victory Studios
as Washington Filmworks continues to work to grow the film community
and the role Filmworks will play moving forward.